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Industry veteran Dick Barrett dies at 75

Was supporter, volunteer at City of Hope

SEBASTIAN, Fla. — Richard Darcy "Dick" Barrett, 75, a 40-plus year veteran of the furniture industry, died at the Sebastian River Medical Center here.

Barrett worked for several companies in the furniture industry and also owned his own business.

Barrett was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Altavista, Va., and a member of the Sebastian Elks Lodge 2714. He was a supporter and volunteer for the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. Friends recalled that he embraced life with laughter and an appreciation for those who shared his traditional values of hard work and family and said he lived life to the fullest, his way.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma, three children, one stepdaughter, three sisters and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to City of Hope, c/o National Home Furnishings Industry, 1055 Wilshire Blvd. 12th Floor, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; or The American Diabetes Assn., 1500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 104, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309.

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